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The Culture of Italian Architecture

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Intimate Urbanism of Italian Cities

Gretchen Wilkins, MA, PhD - Head of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art

Architecture is the practice of designing and curating the series of interconnected spaces within which we live our lives. From the scale of the room, to the building, to the city, architecture considers the spaces, materials and programs that knit together our collective ‘urban fabric’. Some of the best examples of this are in Italian cities, where architecture both produces and embodies the intimate culture of its place, at nearly every scale. This talk will look at the relationship between architecture and culture through the lens of Italian urbanism.

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